On the big screen actor Ali Fazal has had many great roles under his belt, and now he will grace the world of web series with Mirzapur. The show will see Ali playing a gangster for the first time in his career. Based on drug and ammunition smuggling, the series will see Ali in a role quite unlike his previous ones, for which the Victoria & Abdul actor beefed up his otherwise lean physique.
While not much has been divulged about the show, we hear that Ali compared it to the likes of the 1972 Coppola classic, The Godfather, as well as to the Netflix original series, Narcos based on the life of the Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, and his rise to power.
When probed about the comparison he made, the Fukrey actor says, “I mustn’t glorify Mirzapur and compare it to classics. But the graphs are similar, except of course our world of Mirzapur is unique to its own. For the sake of comparison I chose those two iconic cinematic experiences. On a personal level it was a frustrating yet fruitful experience. It say frustrating because of the endless hours of training and eating along with the filming process.”
Ali is currently shooting for Sanjay Dutt produced Hindi remake of Deva Katta’s Telugu blockbuster, Prasthanam.